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    Quote Originally Posted by LB-XP View Post
    There is a later trailer control unit that can be fitted to run the LED tail lights, it lives up behind where the rear CD changer is.
    Is it the generic VW 'J345' box? If so, do you know which revision is good for LED tail lights?

    Subbed to topic, have been looking at Touareg 7P's but an earlier Cayenne could work...

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    Cayenne Turbo owner checking. I too have the sickness.

    I believe the tow module is common to the VW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatz View Post
    I drove one for a bit seem to get 25-30 litres 100 it scared me
    I can get 23 if i try really hard around town...

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    Led lights on the trailer fixed with a bunch of resistors. More info later

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    Yea if your towing tdi all the way
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    LOL, nopix was looking at this yesterday and commenting that she would like it.

    dodged a bullet there

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    The 100 Series landcruiser for people with too much bloody money!


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    lol Allen, you have no idea how good these are
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    lol Allan, you have no idea how good these are
    Two Rogers don't make a right Ed! and the flooding electricals sounds like a fucking nightmare...

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    If you want to simplify things to convince yourself, go ahead.

    My 2c? The worlds most unnecessary car, made for hoons who need a 'sensible car' once life matures a little. Fitout is all leather and suede, build quality simply superb without a squeak nor hollow cheap sound. No shitty plastics, not a single knob nor switch that clicks cheaply. Closing the door makes your ears pop with a heavy sealing thud of silkily damped awesomeness. The ride is superb, the kids have room, you can fetch a week of groceries.

    Then it'll kill almost anything at a trafficlight, kills most stuff on the autobahn (100-200realm), cruises hands-free at 180km quietly enough for a casual chat, and does ~250kmh without really trying for those time you just need a speed fix. It has an awesome v8 burble and a Porsche badge. What's not to like??
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    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    Ok, towed a large enclosed trailer with an S15, spares, toolbox etc to phillip island for the state race series on the weekend.

    averaged 22l/100k on the trip up and back. Not fantastic, but no worse than expected.

    fixed the trailer lights with this little mod:

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    Overall impression was that it will be a very capable tow car.
    being the aspirated V8, it is not as powerful as the turbo, which would have been better, but for the money, so far it seems like it fits the bill.

    Up some of the steep hills outside of Warrandyte, it could do with more power, but the gearbox is great, and when it drops down a gear or two, it pulls quite hard even on the really big hills. The turbo would just do it a bit easier.

    so, so far so good. Major downside is that I keep driving it waiting for something to go wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cossie55 View Post
    so, so far so good. Major downside is that I keep driving it waiting for something to go wrong...
    aah the curse of the aged eurotrash owner.

    Good buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor ed View Post
    If you want to simplify things to convince yourself, go ahead.
    I'm mostly stirring you glorified VW owners up

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRD-MX62 View Post
    The 100 Series landcruiser for people with too much bloody money!
    100 series still commands Toyota tax doesn’t it? I’ve seen 80 series change hands for more than the cheapest Cayenne’s on Carsales.

    Nice buying BTW, I’m pretty sure I was looking at the specific ad for this one thinking that at the asking price I could afford it to go horribly wrong and look back on my Porsche ownership experience. 100% assurance it’s less fucked than a 15k 928 that I can also afford
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    Problem being with the 100s is majority are auto 4.5 petrols that are horrendous on fuel, plus added the literally bare minimum basic interior and truck like drIving I couldn’t handle it unless was towing every minute I drove it. There’s one around corner from my house, solid front axle and petrol auto for 12k, bloke reckons would take less than that to get it out of the driveway.

    At least with the eurotrash the excitement and comfort outdo the anxiety of waiting for something I go wrong
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    How much life do these get out of rotors and pads?

    Replacement costs would be coronary inducing, yes?
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    I have nightmares about the brakes when it comes time. The previous owner replaced them as part of the RWC, so it will be a good opportunity to see how long they last. they are big brakes, but it is a heavy bus, so hopefully i get at least 12 months out of them...

    at these they are not shuddering like the Territory did no matter how new the rotors were...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman Don View Post
    Problem being with the 100s is majority are auto 4.5 petrols that are horrendous on fuel, plus added the literally bare minimum basic interior and truck like drIving I couldn’t handle it unless was towing every minute I drove it. There’s one around corner from my house, solid front axle and petrol auto for 12k, bloke reckons would take less than that to get it out of the driveway.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    100 series still commands Toyota tax doesn’t it? I’ve seen 80 series change hands for more than the cheapest Cayenne’s on Carsales.
    The trick is to get the IFS v8 100 series because it does not have "truck front axle fully sik off-road bogan love tax" drives like a car, uses less fuel than the 4.5 1FZ, while having leather and other little bits.

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    brakes last 60k. expect $4k up...

    the small brakes are $3k for disks pads and sensors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cossie55 View Post
    I have nightmares about the brakes when it comes time. The previous owner replaced them as part of the RWC, so it will be a good opportunity to see how long they last. they are big brakes, but it is a heavy bus, so hopefully i get at least 12 months out of them...

    at these they are not shuddering like the Territory did no matter how new the rotors were...
    they're about $1200 from design 911 in the UK for pads/rotors/wear sensors/anti vibration backing for the rears for all 4 in Brembo, I'm pretty sure you can get Zimmerman/ATE ones for less - http://www.design911.com/Porsche/Cay...-cmo213-ct314/

    did the brakes on a 997 C2S last weekend and they were pretty easy - just need a big allen key to take the calipers off

    fuck paying australian parts prices when freight is only a couple of hundred bucks
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    Doctor Ed found cheap in the US from memory?
    Quote Originally Posted by Faux Forg View Post
    I agree with Rdyno

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    EBC Reds + EBC Discs ~£400 per end ex UK.

    (And that Design 911 link is ~£200/end. Cheap!)
    Last edited by doctor ed; 02-10-17 at 02:32 PM.
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    Do these go alright if they actually have close to 3.5t behind them?? For what they are they seem like a good buy, but just feel there has to be a draw back somewhere

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    The S V8 does go pretty good.

    Unexpected surprise maintance can be there major downfall = $$$

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    Lol brake rotors are the same as q7

    250 a pair they last 40k
    Pads same 200 for front last the same
    Sensor doesn't need to be replaced unless you fuck the pads

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB-XP View Post
    Unexpected surprise maintance can be there major downfall = $$$
    such as?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    such as?
    Water damage is the most common one I see. I had never seen water entry on Porsches until the Cayenne came along! Mind you 911's can get blocked drains as well if not cleared out frequently.

    Ive seen some pretty rough Cayenne V8 S with 300k+ still going strong on there original engines but often they are pretty fucked and bothersome to drive (for a luxury car)
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    Rotors DBA 4000 Series T3 around $240ea front, and $220ea rears

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    I was driving the cayenne the other day, and water started pouring onto my feet, and the passenger side!!! so I pull the dash out, and there appears to be no source of the water.

    So I run open the sunroof and pour water into the drains, and they flow cleanly.

    I pull out and remove all the drain plugs under the car and in the sills and the wheel wells.

    I leave the dash out of the car for 3 weeks, driving around in silence to see where the water is coming from.

    nothing.

    Air con on, air con off. in the rain, in the dry, no water.

    So I finally decide to put the car back together.

    then this morning in 25 degree heat, no rain, my feet start getting wet again.

    I swear the water is appearing out of thin air!

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    They also have this neat trick where the oil pressure switch leaks internally, causing the engine to pump oil through the wiring harness. Apparently not super common, but it does happen.
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